Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Executive Director Receives Prestigious Award in India

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dr. Sushanta Mitra, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), received the prestigious Hind Rattan Award (Jewel of India) from the non-resident persons of Indian origin (NRI) Welfare Society of India on February 21st. The Hind Rattan Award is one of the highest Indian diasporic awards.

“It is a great honour to be recognized by the NRI Welfare Society of India. It is a truly humbling experience,” said Dr. Mitra.

He continued by saying, “as a University of Waterloo Alumni and a member of the Indian diaspora community, I am proud to be pushing the frontiers of Science and Engineering. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the deeps ties between India and Canada.”

Professor Mitra was the founding member and the Associate Scientific Director for the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence, IC-IMPACTS, the first bi-national Network Centres of Excellence. He research focuses on the fundamental understanding of fluid transport in micro and nano-scale confinements. Recently, he was been elected as a foreign fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a rare distinction given only to a handful of global engineers.

Dr. Sushanta Mitra receiving the Hind Rattan Award

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